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Researchers create DNA-based ‘nano-cocoons’ to attack and kill cancer cells
In cell lines, scientists at the joint UNC-NC State biomedical engineering program have shown that the new nano particles can stealthily enter cancer cells and release a known drug to attack tumors from the inside.
Located in News / 2014 / October
Scientists identify gene vital for rebuilding intestine after cancer treatment
Protecting the gastrointestinal system during chemotherapy or radiation could allow patients to tolerate more aggressive treatments to attack tumors.
Located in News / 2015 / August
Researchers sneak drugs into cancer cells before triggering release
By waiting to trigger the drug's potency, the method may provide a better route toward treating malignant tumors.
Located in News / 2014 / May
Developing materials that make a difference
This Gazette article features Dr. Nancy Albritton, Chair of the UNC/NCSU Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering, and four other UNC material scientists.
Located in Vital Signs / 2014 / June 5
A Single-Cell Breakthrough
UNC School of Medicine scientist Scott Magness and collaborators use their newly developed technology to dissect properties of single stem cells. The advancement will allow researchers to study gastrointestinal disorders and cancers like never before.
Located in News / 2015 / March
Four faculty featured in 'What's the Big Idea?' lecture series
Each Thursday evening in October, a member of the UNC School of Medicine faculty will share their insights on the brain from a scientific, medical, and philosophical perspective.
Located in Vital Signs / 2016 / Sept. 29
Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes
A joint effort between diabetes doctors and biomedical engineers could revolutionize how people with diabetes keep their blood sugar levels in check.
Located in News / 2015 / June
Sloan fellowship awarded to biomedical engineer Anne Marion Taylor
Taylor will receive a two-year, $50,000 grant to further her research, which explores the intersection of neurobiology, neurotechnology and biomedical engineering to study the cellular mechanisms critical in learning and memory.
Located in News / 2013 / February
Upcoming talks by Biomedical Research Imaging Center director candidates
The Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) Director search committee is pleased to announce two upcoming talks by BRIC director candidates.
Located in Vital Signs / 2010 / Vital Signs - April 1, 2010
A piece of history (and research) goes up
Stephanie Crayton of UNC Health Care's News Team shares her thoughts, in words and video, after witnessing the final launch of Space Shuttle Atlantis. On board the shuttle were a group of 30 mice being sent into space as part of a UNC-led study of an experimental treatment for bone loss.
Located in News / 2011 / July